This feels like a film that could be studied as a great work of art well into the future. As with everything else, even the 3D in the film is used with effect. For example, as the station guard or whoever he is invades Hugo’s space at one point in the film, he’s literally invading your space, as well. Subtleties like this abound everywhere.
The absolute best films for me are the ones that elicit an emotional response or gives me goosebumps. Generally, it’s due to a scene well into the film. “The Artist” gave me goosebumps within the first five minutes. Amazing film. One I expect to do well in the awards shows.
I’ve recently created an account at Letterboxd, a site where you can rate and review films. I only had 3 beta invites which are all used up, but of the few people who look at this, if you’re interested in an invite the next time they come up, shoot me an email or DM me via Twitter.